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Motorcycle Learners Permit Course

On March 19, 2016 Stage 2 of the new VicRoads Motorcycle Graduated Licensing System (M-GLS) commenced.  The M-GLS was introduced in order to provide new riders with an appropriate level of training for on-road riding.

Under the M-GLS, in order to obtain a motorcycle learners permit you must complete a standardised and compulsory 2 Day Learner Permit course. 

The new learner permit course has been designed to extend the current emphasis on basic skills in motorcycle handling and also include higher-order riding skills such as rider awareness, judgment and decision making.  Practical training will now include off-road training range exercises as well as on-road training.

On-road training and assessment will confirm that you have the necessary riding skills to control and manoeuvre a motorcycle safely in real traffic and on typical road conditions.

You can find more detailed information about the M-GLS and how Stage 2 will affect new riders here.

What You'll Need

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • A current Victorian Driver Licence card or Car Learner Permit card; brought with you on the day of the course. If you don't hold a current Victorian Driver's Licence, please contact VicRoads to ensure you complete any necessary theory testing/conversions before the course.
  • Obtain a Victorian Rider Handbook and study before the course, this can be purchased from Armstrongs' office or downloaded via the VicRoads link or website.
  • You MUST wear appropriate clothing including a long sleeve top, long pants, and fully enclosed shoes (either boots or runners) in order to have full skin cover.

What You'll Learn

  • Vital knowledge of motorcycle/scooter components and their use;
  • Essentials of moving, turning and stopping the motorcycle/scooter;
  • Critical skills for hazard avoidance including emergency braking and counter steering;
  • Cornering techniques and the importance of advanced observation, cornering lines and throttle control;
  • Theory principles relating to safe road riding (road craft and defensive riding techniques);

All training is conducted prior to any testing, maximising the training benefits to aid in the successful completion of the learner's permit course.

What You'll Get

  • All on-range & on-road training and testing
  • One free theory retest
  • Use of one of our motorcycles if required
  • Use of a helmet, gloves, protective jacket, hi-vis vest, and wet weather gear if required

What You'll Pay

Course Type Weekday Weekend
2 Day Learners Permit Course
$445* $525*

*The VicRoads Learners Permit fee of $23.70 is not included in the course fee. Upon successful completion of the 2 Day Learners Permit course students will need to pay the issue fee to Armstrongs on behalf of VicRoads. Armstrongs will then issue a paper Learners Permit receipt which is to be used as evidence of holding a valid Victorian Motorcycle Learners Permit. VicRoads will mail out a plastic Learners Permit which may take up to 6 weeks.
†A weekday course is considered any course where one or both days of the course are conducted on a weekday.

If you have any questions, please call us on 03 9464 6464 or